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Old 12-09-2014, 05:58 PM   #46
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Great instrumentation on this Chance the Rapper track, but I'm not sure about his flow.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:06 PM   #47
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There weren't a lot of songs I didn't know on Peef's list, maybe one or two, so not many discoveries here. Can't say I didn't enjoy myself though; lots of favorites to be heard on this list.

Most of the individual transitions were just OK, but the overall experience worked quite well, so it's all good. I've never been a fan of sequencing based on the first and last 10 seconds of each track. You've got to think bigger and that happened here.
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More comments to follow, Cobbler, but the transition from DJ Shadow to Outkast was fantastic.

Thanks man. Was pretty happy with that one!

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Great instrumentation on this Chance the Rapper track, but I'm not sure about his flow.

Yeah his vocals are the sticking point for most people. You probably won't dig him if it grates on this track; I'd say of all the tracks on Acid Rap I'd say he's at his most reserved on Acid Rain.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #49
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Enjoying this Nightlands track. It's got a bit of a Kaputt vibe in that sax, which I imagine is something that appealed to you.
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I listened to the Nightlands album specifically because a review stated So Far So Long had a Kaputt vibe to it. It's a really nice album that strangely went under the radar; the dude is the bass player in The War on Drugs.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #51
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Afliktor:

Liked the first two thirds, didn't like the final third. The Big Sleep was my favorite track, hadn't heard of them before. Should look them up if this is an indication of their sound. Someone said there was dubstep on this list but I didn't hear any, nothing that went beyond EDM on a couple tracks at the beginning of the third section (probably my least favorite part of the list). I thought the list could have used more vocals. I'm not against instrumentals when the music's interesting but they can only care it so much of the way. As an aside, I enjoyed the Afliktor track in the list.

Also, it should be noted in Afliktor's defense (I know IWB alluded to this issue) that she did post in the first discussion group, but it is correct that she has not posted since then. If you're going to be mad about people not listening to lists, just wait for Group 5. I think LMP is the only one from that group who has posted about listening.
I don't know what dubstep is. I just know my housemate listens to these obnoxious YouTube playlists all titled "best melodic dubstep mix # whatever" and the whole list sounded like it could have been one of those.

As for listening, I'm sure there's plenty non-listening, and I'm sure there's some listening but not really commenting. I listened to Liam's list but sort of lumped in what I had to say about it with CIB's list. And namruck's, but I didn't comment at all.

I don't even know who is in group 5, if suddenly I go to listen to a bunch of lists and think "wow I didn't even remember these people were playing" then I'll probably be slightly irked too.

Fact: I still get LMP and LJT mixed up all the time, but at least I don't think they're also impy at this point anymore.
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Very nice ending to this list, Cobbler. It feels like pleasantly drifting off to sleep, or perhaps being on some opiates (or both).
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There weren't a lot of songs I didn't know on Peef's list, maybe one or two, so not many discoveries here. Can't say I didn't enjoy myself though; lots of favorites to be heard on this list.

Most of the individual transitions were just OK, but the overall experience worked quite well, so it's all good. I've never been a fan of sequencing based on the first and last 10 seconds of each track. You've got to think bigger and that happened here.
Yeah, you noticed two things that I was aware of while constructing it. My tastes were mostly forged on this forum so I don't really have much to contribute that people haven't heard of. I didn't enter with that mindset because it would just be a fruitless exercise. Also, yes, I worry more about the overall flow than the immediate flow when the tracks switch. I certianly don't want them to be jarring, but I'm more interested in overall flow and pace than I am those 20 seconds of transitions.

I'd been really reluctant to go for a strict theme with the last few lists because I did that with the first DI entry I had way back when and it was fucking terrible. That was mostly because I was 17 and had not heard very much music, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. So my next three or four all were simply about songs that sounded good together without setting a mood, which made me feel better about not having my head up my own ass but wasn't really fulfilling beyond sounding nice. This was my first attempt to try to frame a narrative space again, and now that I've actually done some things in my life and have discovered a lot of music, I definitely felt more comfortable with it once things fell into place a bit.
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I don't even know who is in group 5, if suddenly I go to listen to a bunch of lists and think "wow I didn't even remember these people were playing" then I'll probably be slightly irked too.
Some people are busy, for example, I overestimated just how much free time I had within the last month or so. If that means I should have my list removed, so be it.
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iYup - I don't really have notes for this, I'm afraid. In terms of fitting the concept you set for yourself, I think it works really well. But the two major genres that are represented in here are two genres that I really do not like. So, while I can recognise that it was well constructed, I just didn't get much enjoyment out of it, I'm afraid.
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Some people are busy, for example, I overestimated just how much free time I had within the last month or so. If that means I should have my list removed, so be it.
I'm not calling for that, if anything I've just been annoyed by afliktor's name changes/cold electronic Nintendo mix.

We could move on from this. How about I bitch about people including stuff from the new U2 album? Because that I do not understand.
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iYup - I don't really have notes for this, I'm afraid. In terms of fitting the concept you set for yourself, I think it works really well. But the two major genres that are represented in here are two genres that I really do not like. So, while I can recognise that it was well constructed, I just didn't get much enjoyment out of it, I'm afraid.
Cool. I didn't expect this one to set the competition ablaze, to be honest. We just see so much synthpop, electronica, indie rock, etc on these things that I wanted to do something different and under-represented.
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that's probably another reason i liked it, it wasn't synth pop or electronic.
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Sitting down for Cobbler's list and the first track has me feeling like I'm in an Adidas outlet. They used to play dance music of this very specific sound you've got here over clips of soccer highlights. We used to go a couple times a year to one about an hour from our house to get my brothers shit for basketball season so I got to noticing the specific sound Adidas was going for.
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I loved, loved, loved the first 10 songs of your playlist. That's exactly the kind of music I've been getting into more and more during the past year or so, as you would already know by my posting in the Can You Dance to My Beat thread. The moment the beat drops in the first song is just fantastic. Way better than any of the overblown drops in the more popular dance tracks these days. It all flowed very nicely and yeah, Im going to check out more of Les Sins, Todd Terje, Ben Pearce, Julio Bashmore and maybe a few more from that opening part. More on the rest later.
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